Bear in mind the sample PSU did not come with a manual; this may or may not be the case when the product reaches retailers. While the package indicated 2x40mm and 80mm Tri-Fans, my sample has 2x60and 1x80mm blue LED fans.Click to enlarge Click to enlarge
With the provided cables all plugged in there are three sockets left; two 4-pin Molex and 1 pin CPU. I can't help wondering the reason behind not supplying two extra 4-pin Molex cables and the purpose of the extra 4-pin socket. The 20/24-pin main is very easy to connect/disconnect. I found the connectors need to be "tighter", as it stands the connection seems a little loose to my taste, strictly personal.Sound Level:
I know some of you with sensitive hearing would challenge the non-120mm fan sound level.
At about 8 cm (3.5 inches) away, it registered ~48 dBA and <40 dba at 45 cm or 18" away, while my room sound saturation is ~37.8 dba. it not bad all for single speed fans.
Out of curiosity, my editor wanted to know the sound level under the same condition from a 120mm fan @7 Volt. This is when I found out the 80mm fan wires are hot-wired onto the circuit board while the 2x60 use two-pin connectors. Unable to disconnect the PSU fans, I use another PSU around where the fan can be unplugged.
Okay, a 120mm fan @7Volt returns 42.5 dBA at 8cm (without any resistance from inside the PSU). So I'd say a 5 dBA reduction rounding up the number. Would the 80mm fan hold the same at 7 volt? Frankly, this PSU can easily accept a 120 mm judging from the heatsink clearance is there.
Let's find out how this baby performs ->